Field Excursions

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Explore the great outdoors in the Pacific Northwest

Field Excursions explore regions throughout Washington State, from Seattle to the Skagit Valley to Mount Baker to the Columbia Plateau, from mountaintops to riverbanks to city streets. These trips explore the diversity of ecosystems and communities in ways both educational and entertaining. Register for a sailing trip, a backpacking trip, a birding outing or a stroll through millions of years of geology and let Institute instructors – each a leader in their respective field – lead you to a deeper appreciation of the Pacific Northwest.

Click here to see upcoming programs based at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center.

Wilderness Photography: Artist Point at Night

Wilderness Photography: Artist Point at Night

Jul 31, 2016 - Aug 01, 2016
Instructors: Andy Porter

 

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Beats on the Peak: Lookout Poets and Backcountry Tales on Ross Lake

Beats on the Peak: Lookout Poets and Backcountry Tales on Ross Lake

Aug 04, 2016 - Aug 07, 2016
Instructors: Saul Weisberg, Gerry Cook

 

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Geology: Artist Point

Geology: Artist Point

Aug 06, 2016
Instructors: Scott and Marca Babcock

 

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Backpacking for Women

Backpacking for Women

Aug 11, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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San Juan Treasures III: Canoe and Sucia Islands

San Juan Treasures III: Canoe and Sucia Islands

Aug 19, 2016 - Aug 21, 2016
Instructors: Joseph & Connie Jones

 

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Urban Lichens

Urban Lichens

Aug 27, 2016
Instructors: Katherine Glew

 

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Wilderness Photography: Washington Pass at Night

Wilderness Photography: Washington Pass at Night

Sep 01, 2016 - Sep 02, 2016
Instructors: Andy Porter

 

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People and Places of the Upper Skagit

People and Places of the Upper Skagit

Sep 08, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Instructors: Gerry Cook, Bob Mierendorf

 

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Dragonflying With Binoculars

Dragonflying With Binoculars

Sep 11, 2016
Instructors: Jim Walker

 

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Hawkwatching at Chelan Ridge

Hawkwatching at Chelan Ridge

Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Instructors: Kent Woodruff, Jesse McCarthy

 

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Baker Lake Stewardship

Baker Lake Stewardship

Oct 01, 2016 - Oct 02, 2016
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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Birding the Salish Sea by Boat

Birding the Salish Sea by Boat

Oct 08, 2016
Instructors: Joe Meche

 

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Flora and Fauna Watercolors in Seattle

Flora and Fauna Watercolors in Seattle

Oct 29, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
Instructors: Molly Hashimoto

 

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Blockprinting in Seattle

Blockprinting in Seattle

Nov 05, 2016 - Nov 06, 2016
Instructors: Jocelyn Curry

 

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See also:

Learning Center classes and retreats